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good morning, i'm amy hollyfield live in alameda where the coast guard is planning its final hour for the accept of seven missing u.s. fishermen. also this morning after hours of heated debate, richmond city council approved the municipal i.d. program. the police favor the program. >> big story weather-wise, it's going to be hot in a few areas. we're looking forward in the forecast to some cooler weather, could be below average over the weekend. >> and things are looking good over the bay bridge toll plaza,
no problems on the upper deck but caltrans are working on the lower deck until about 6:00 this morning. >> in just a few hours, facebook takes the wrap off the latest features. mark zuckerberg promises it will be awesome. a little drama. thanks for joining us, i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm terry mcsweeney. in a race against time off the waters off of baja, california they look for seven men missing since sunday morning. coastguard is assisting in the search but so far turned up nothing. amy hollyfield is live from coastguard island in alameda. family members are hoping for a miracle here. >> they are. coastguard has covered 14 high school miles and one of family members says she was told that the search would be called off o at 2:00 a.m. on friday. the family is still hopeful that
he was found, san ramon man loved this annual trip. he spent a year packing it. he organized the trip and his relatives say they are holding on to the possibility that he is on shore or he is floating and waiting for help. the coastguard says the search is a tough job, they are 500 feet in the air and trying to spot someone's head and it's tough to do. they say there is a they could find a survivor. john lee called his wife just before he climbed on board. >> he just wanted to make sure that we had a chance to speak with each other. he was going to be back on friday. >> came on shore and we have a scanner checking the shoreline for anybody that came ashore but the water temperature being as high as it is, it's certainly possible.
>> seven u.s. tourists are still missing. u.s. coastguard and mexican navy are scheduled to dive down to the boat. the erik to see if anybody is trapped on board. there were a total of 43 people and 35 survived after swimming 16 hours to shore where they were rescued by fishermen and the stories give the families of those that are missing hope. live in alameda, amy hollyfield, "abc 7 news." the city of richmond is one step closer to offer city i.d. cards. they approved the measure at a meeting last night. a second vote is set for next week. the latino crowd is in favor of municipal i.d.s that could give them easier access to banks and other system services. police support the plan because it would save them time in investigations. critics say the i.d. cards
require little verification and there could be security issues. >> the family of bryan stow is releasing an update on his medical condition. he is the fan that was severely beaten back in march. he is in a coma. family members say a recent fever has gone down and they are hopeful he can have a surgery to put a shunt in his brain. >> officials have released some of the radio transmissions from last night where bart police officers shot a man. two officers responded to the station. the man confronted them with a knife and a broken bottle. at least one of them shot at man within a minute of arriving on the scene. the situation begin when a bart employee described the behavior of an unidentified man. >> the guy with a tie dye and open bottle of khog khol. he is kind of moving around a lot.
>> one of two officers suffered a minor cut to his arm. the san francisco police department is leading a probe into the shooting. bart has surveillance cameras on the platform but police say they only provide partial views of the incident and not what the suspect was doing when the shots were fired. officials are not releasing his identity until they are able to reach relatives. >> richmond police and contra costa sheriff's department are continuing to develop leads in in a series of deadly shootings. it likely started with a shooting in north richmond. gunfire killed one person and injured another. contra costa times reports that investigators think that provoked the gang members to areas frequented by rivals in central richmond. there were two more shootings within the next hour and two more people dead and one more injured. >> vallejo have released a picture of a man that is
suspected of robbing a woman at an atm. she noticed the man standing next to her with a gun. after taking her money she ran off. >> a bill that would make california the first state in the nation to require schools to teach gay history is headed to the governor's desk. gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender is added to the list of groups in social studies curriculum and prohibit material that reflects adversely on gays. it would force school districts that have curriculum aluminum that they find objectionable. governor brown has not indicated if he'll sign. >> it facebook says it is launching an awesome new product and holding a meeting at on 10:00 this morning. there are reports that a skype
style service will finally launch on facebook. it would bring video capabilities through facebook and let multiple friends to talk at the same time. they believe it will rival a similar feature that google released last week. skype would not comment on the report. so you can you don't even have to go visit your friends anymore. >> and. >> what is going on weather-wise. >> you can get outside and touch and feel the weather if you like and tower cam if you do it that way if you like. >> the moisture is coming up the monsoon and the reversal of the wind and we're seeing the moisture and why we had the sand and dust storm down in phoenix. that is heading toward the sierra and also the desert down
there. for us back home, we've got a little bit of sea breeze that will make things cooler. right now, most of us in the 50s and into the north bay and out to the coast. south bay and over to the east bay valleys, temperatures in the 50s. quite a spread today from 62 in half moon bay, san francisco, 69 76 in oakland, 88 in santa rosa. 87 in santa rosa, 88 in san jose and 98 in antioch. concord down to 94. 70 in monterey and lot of mid to upper 70s in watsonville and mid to upper 90s for gilroy and morgan hill. it's a slow go but by the tile we get to the weekend, temperatures should be i would say about 6-15 degrees cooler than today. good morning, danielle. >> good morning. we've got a new accident in the south bay, portola valley, northbound 280 just past alpine road, emergency crews are on the scene, it has the two left lanes
blocked off. other than that, roadways are looking pretty good. some road work in the east bay, to westbound 580, ramp is closed down until about 6:00 this morning. live look at the golden gate bridge where traffic is very light. kind of foggy out there but speeds moving well in both directions as you make your way in and out of the city. thanks very much. and barry bonds the perjury trial now roger clemens still ahead the drug use question. >> and top congressional leaders get an invitational from the white house. next the debt deal that president obama is demanding they reach. >> and bay area rafters taken on a frightening ride and its all caught on camera.
it's dropped 21 cents and up a penny this week. >> sources tell "wall street journal" that twitter could be valued at $7 billion. and nuts in china over cashews, the result of healthier eating and they are selgd selling worldwide. roger clemens goes on trial as the latest prominent player to stand trial on criminal charges stemming from baseball's steroid era. he is accused of lying to congress. he denied ever using performance enhancing drugs during his career. brian mcnamee says he injected him with steroids during itself decade they worked out together.
president obama has summoned leaders of both parties to the white house tomorrow to reach a solution on raising the national debt ceiling. republicans and democrats are differing on the issue but a deal must be reached by august 2nd or the u.s. may be forced to default for the first time ever. they are pressing congress to reach a long term deal within two weeks. any deal has to include tax hikes. house speaker john boehner predicted that progress will take longer. family families of service members that commit suicide are receiving help. they receive letters. they have been reviewing the policy for two years after being lobbied by military families. >> a fun rafting trip turned
dangerous. they were on a run at south fork near placerville. wayne freedman shows us why rafting is so different than in years past. nothing like the morning after joys of unpacking from the weekend camping trip unless a guy is grateful to see another morning at home. that would be jim of walnut creek. >> i feel a little bit lucky. >> evidence on a camera inside this case. oh, my [ bleep ] we're going to die. >> have you ever been more frightened in your life? >> no, not i have not. >> i was pushed to the limit, that is for sure. >> a near death experience captured for posterity during a rafting trip near folsom. >> it was the extreme conditions in the first place. water moving at 5,000 cubic feet
per second, that is three times the normal average. they hadn't planned it would take them under. >> white water rafters get tossed but even for this well-trained experienced group, the strength of these rapid waters took a toll and then, went to work on their wills. >> what surprised me most was going down the river that long. >> it was like i was under the water for five to eight seconds. that is when i asked myself, this can't be the way that i'm going to go. >> ultimately, no, they all survived. one woman in the group suffered a near cushion and went into the hospital. >> she went into shock. >> and they have a video as a tale of one raft trip gone awry.
after last weekend's close call, here is one last picture to appreciate, safe and home, a happy ending. wayne freedman, "abc 7 news." nearly one out of two office workers questioned in a new survey say they've had a bad boss. survey the by staffing service, find that 46% of employees they had worked for an unreasonable manager. 59% of those workers stayed at their jobs trying to make the situation better and 37% said i'm not going to address it. i'm not going to live it i'm going to quit. they say friction can stem from differing work styles. >> oftentimes it's poor communication. if you have a problem, you should talk about it on both sides. clears up a lot of confusion, right? >> thank you very much.
>> have you ever had unreasonable manager? >> i'm impressed. >> let's talk about what is going on outside. my boss, mother nature is bringing you a little bit of fog this morning. you see it rolling over the marin headlands and heading towards sausalito and tiburon and pushing through the golden gate this morning. let's talk about what. >> s going on as far as temperatures. temperatures haven't changed much and they probably won't change the next hour or two. low 50s around mountain view and los gatos. monterey bay inland, temperatures in the upper 50s. sunshine will rule the bay. we'll see pockets develop along the coast and it won't quite as
hot, becoming mostly cloudy and sea breeze gets stronger each and every day and coolest afternoon will be this afternoon when the sea breeze is the strongest. 2 degrees warmer in oakland everybody else is seeing a drop. santa rosa, 3 degrees cooler. let's talk about that cloud cover. you see it filling in the bay, some of the north bay valleys and then quickly retreating back to the coast around 11:00. then 11:00 you can see areas develop of sunshine and the clouds retreated from the coast just a little bit. sea breeze, 60s and 70s and 80s around the bay and 90s inland. rest of the south bay mid to upper 80s. on the peninsula, millbrae 78. over at the coast, we'll have low to mid-60s. upper 50s to low 70s downtown. with mid to upper 80s through
the north bay valleys. over on the east bay shore, 72 at berkeley and 79 in san leandro, 87 in fremont. we'll have low to upper 90s in the east bay valleys from 92 to dublin to 99 in brentwood. mid to upper 70s and mid to upper 90s around morgan hill. for tonight, temperatures in the 50s for most of us, a few 50s around fairfield, antioch and concord and san jose. seven-day forecasts, by the time we get to the weekend, temperatures could be a little bit below average. we'll save a little money and we won't need the air-conditioning any more. we're going to head outside, here is a live look at berkeley, 80 at university, those headlights are headed in the westbound direction. more cars on the roadways but no delays on the east shore freeway. we do have an accident in portola valley, just past alpine
road. emergency crews are on the scene of that crash. they have the left lane blocked at this time but traffic is so light so they are able to get past that. check in were mass transit, bart caltrain and muni all checking in problem free. if you would like to go to our website for the latest traffic go to abc7news.com and click on the bay area traffic link. thanks very much. 5:20 on a wednesday morning. >> next, mountain lion warning going out to neighbors on the peninsula. >> and something every newlywed couple, the break on the royal tour. >> and call it magic, they find a way to turn bad body fat into good. ab@b@b@b@b@b@b@b@b@b@b@b@bb
good morning, it's 5:23 on this wednesday. let's take a live look at this picture from san jose, light traffic, a few folks headed to work this hour. we do have some fog along the coast. we'll check in with mike and talk about the weather. temperatures are coming down and get your traffic coming up. more than two million california motorists will be getting renewals in the mail this week. all of them were held up while the legislature struggles to get a balanced budget. renewals have been resumed now that the budget is in place. >> you don't have to sweat it. we'll give you a 30-day grace
period in order to pay the renewal without any penalties. we have notified law enforcement here in california. >> out of state police have been notified for drivers traveling outside california. wildlife officials are warning neighbors in woodside to be aware of mountain lions have two recent sightings. the latest happened yesterday and also one was sighted around whiskey hill road. they tell people to avoid hiking or jogging when mt lines are most active. >> will and kate fans may find them slowing down the next couple of days. they leave to a lake this morning. they will have a day to relax. yesterday during a tour of yellow knife, they once again
charmed the locals. prince william attempted to score in the canada's favorite sport but came up short. kate tried but she was in heels. royal couple will head to the calgary stampede and then fly to los angeles. >> scientists say they may have found a way to turn bad fat into a good fat to help fight obesity to. brown fat burns energy. doctors say they have discovered a way to convert white fat into the brown variety in mice by blocking a certain protein. mice gained less weight and showed improved blood sugar levels. they say it may be a while the technique is ready for testing on humans. and next at 5:30, a close
call for firefighters in the central valley. as they battle to control a fire that dangerously close to homes. they are still looking for seven u.s. fishermen but they say it's tough out there. a live report coming up. >> next at 5:30, a bold robbery in san francisco, how someone was able to steal a picasso right off the wall of a union square art gallery. >> most of the country in the mid-80s and low 90s. we have about 80 degrees in seattle. good news, if you are traveling, no delays at major airports. several pockets of severe weather could cause delays and we'll have them at flight tracker, go to abc7news.com and scroll down to the bottom of the front page.
plans to off the search by the end week. >> richmond city council approves a plan to provide municipal i.d. carts to residents. and check out this beautiful sunrise that is about to happen, high clouds from thunderstorms and low clouds and sea breeze is back. we have a cooling trend that begins today. we're going to be hot in a few areas. >> and things are looking good at the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are in for a nice smooth ride on your way into san francisco. >> bart police identified the man killed by officers sunday night. we're hearing some of the police radio transmissions for the very first time. i'm terry mcsweeney in for eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. the window is now nair on the ground for finding seven northern california fishermen
alive. they have been missing since sunday. we hear from some of the worried family members that talked about the tragedy. amy hollyfield is live in alameda. one of the family members says that she was told that the search would be called off at 2:00 a.m. this friday. the fishing boat capsized early sunday in the gulf of california when a freak storm caught those on board by surprise. 35 of those onboard did survive after paddling 16 hours to shore. some of them were rescued by mexican fishermen. the stories give the families hope but the coastguard said trying to find the survivors is tough. >> with a flow face device or holding on to anything such as a cooler, all of that will be exposed is their head or shoulders.
we're at 3500 feet searching for a volleyball. >> seven tourists are still missing. families are setting up facebook pages, blogs and printing out flyers to keep the search active. they say the water is warm and surviving this long is possible. but there is a fear they could be trapped. the waves hit them at 2:30 in the morning when they were sleeping. many of them were underwater at the time and couldn't open their doors. the boat is on the sea floor which is about 200 feet deep. officials have identified the man shot and killed by a bart police officer sunday night but they are not releasing his name until his family has been notified. authorities did release some of the radio transmissions from that night. two officers responded to the civic center bart station. they say the man was armed with a knife and a broken bottle. within a minute of rivaling at the scene, one officer shot the
man. >> shot fired, call for an ambulance. he had a knife. that is the officer's radio call sign. bart has surveillance cameras on the platform but officials say they only provide a partial view of the incident and not what the suspect was doing leading up to and when the shots were fired. bart officers involved remain on on administrative leave. >> city of richmond is one step closer to offer city i.d. carts. they approved the plan at a meeting last night. mostly latino crowd is in favor of municipal i.d.s that could give them access to banks, libraries and other city services. richmond police also support the plan would it save them time in investigations. >> think of the man-hours that
would be saved by that i.d. card saving the policemen from the trouble of having to take someone in their police cars down to the police station doing background checks to find out they are richmond residents. >> critics say the i.d. cards require little verification and could raise security issues. the measure will require a second vote but they think it's a done deal. >> santa clara has taken steps for construction of the stadium of the san francisco 49ers. they helped approve a plan to finance stadium. city council decided the process to hire the subcontractors and they selected the companies that will sell concessions and season tickets. >> we're really encouraged with the state of the progress that we've had. we've just had really strong commitment and interest from fans and companies. that has been demonstrated in the street sale.
we think it will be the same. there is still opposition to the new stadium. a group called santa clara plays fair, believes much of the facility remains up in the air. >> tiburon will vote tonight to be the first first municipality to ban smoking in large apartment complexes. condo and smaller apartment buildings would be exempt. it's aimed as protecting people that live next door to smokers. lighting up would be banned in parks and building entrances. earlier this year, the american lung association gave tiburon an "f" for tobacco control policy. >> about 3,000 homes and businesses in morgan hill are still without power. pg&e expects power to be restored and we're waiting to give us an update. an underground cable failed. it affected more than 7,000
customers. >> firefighters are watching for flare-ups from a grass fire near tracy. flames burned about 400 acres and dry brush along interstate 580 before firefighters got it under control. they declared it fully contained last night. high winds pushed the flames through the dry brush. they threatened a few structures but nobody was hurt. mike nicco is here now, i guess the temperatures are going to be backing off just a skosh today. >> we turned up the a.c.. >> just a little bit of heat and gradually losing temperatures. check out the monsoon bringing moisture into southern california, that is the same storm you see the sand storm that swallowed phoenix last night. we may see a few high clouds from that. what we're going to watch is the lower parts of the atmosphere,
the sea breeze moving in. winds are a little faster at sfo west at about 12 miles an hour and faster in fairfield at 17. that is what we look for as the wind shoots through the golden gate and goes up to the san pablo bay and that is the funneling effect that brings the cooler temperatures. we're not any warmer in the north bayñç and around the bay t everywhere else we are compared to 24 hours ago. we're still in the 50s and 60s, 71 a around antioch. the coast we'll have about 58 in half moon bay, rest of us in the 60s and 70s to 80s inland. by 4:00 we'll see pockets of sunshine develop along the coast. 62 at half moon bay,'s around the bay shore and low to mid 90s in the east bay valleys. a gradual cooling and take the better part of next seven days to get back to average.
>> we've got a new injury crash, approaching 23rd avenue, involving two big rigs and a pickup truck. emergency crews are on the scene. they have the two right lanes blocked. also road work, southbound to westbound 580. it's scheduled to be reopened around 6:00 this morning. bay bridge toll plaza where it's starting to get busy out there but no delays, metering lights are off and nice ride across the you upper deck, lanes on the lower deck road work, that is expected to be wrapped up by 6:00 this morning, as well. still ahead, not so sneaky theft of a very pricy piece of art. >> and search for a man who vanished during a weekend bike ride in the hills above oakland
>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. welcome back. 5:40 and my gosh, there is beauty this morning as we look out at transamerica building, bank of america, looking at the fog and beyond. spectacular shot. wow! it is a beautiful wednesday morning. mike is going to talk about the details. especially when you are above it. >> absolutely. san francisco police want to talk to anyone who saw a brazen art thief in action yesterday. this man stole a drawing by pablo picasso.
the drawing is valued at $200,000. this piece was hanging on a column inside the entrance to the gallery. they say the thief walked in, grabbed the work, jumped into a taxi and got away. gallery owner is reassessing his security. >> i feel sorry because it really truly is my goal to be able to bring exactly what you see, original works like picasso on to the street level. we just need to do a better job to make sure security is in place. >> it's high valued, so we are hoping it will turn up very quickly very soon somewhere. >> description of the thief, six feet tall, early 30s. he was wearing a dark jacket, dark pants and loafers without socks and disappeared into the crowd after he got out of the cab, i guess. >> berkeley list have police are asking for help for locating a
cyclist anthony michael martin. he has been missing since saturday somewhere around the berkeley hills. >> amaya has the cellphone that may tell police more about the disappearance of 29-year-old berkeley rest i didn't anthony michael martin. james was supposed to meet with her boyfriend at 8:00 p.m. at his apartment near the u.c. berkeley campus. >> i picked up food and waited out of his place for two hours, then i got a call from a cyclist who found his phone. >> that cellphone was picked up around the caldecott tunnel. he was riding a bicycle and may have been wearing street clothes at the time. she says her boyfriend was recovering from an illness and had been fasting for several days. >> he was going through a cleanse. i think he was malnourished and
he may not have been able to cycle at the same level that he did before. >> berkeley list are investigating the case but say the former professional cyclist could be anywhere. >> martin was an engineer and a physicist. his girlfriend admits he was having a hard time getting his life in order. >> he was under a lot of stress. he is working a full-time job. he was trying to get his ph.d. >> he recently decided to leave the bay area to move back to florida where his parents live. his car is still parked behind his apartment complex. lyanne melendez, "abc 7 news." could the gas you use in your car end up voiding your warranty? >> and also swallowed up in a cloud of death, massive sand wall that turned day into night in phoenix. >> after three years, the nation
welcome back. live doppler 7-hd. what we're seeing some of the moisture left over from yesterday's thunderstorm that rolled through phoenix. as far as what is going on in our forecast, more scattered thunderstorms all the way up to possibly tahoe and yosemite with temperatures mid to upper 80s and near 100 degrees chico and fresno. sunny and 88 in l.a. in orlando, florida, casey anthony could walk away a free woman as soon as tomorrow. a jury found her not guilty of killing her two-year-old daughter caylee and is to be sentenced for lying. she could be released. here is more from john hendron. >> a nation trance fixed by the trial was left stunned by the verdict. >> as to the charge of first-degree murder, we, the
jury find the defendant not guilty. >> not guilty of murder, manslaughter or child abuse. for the defense there was relief. >> casey did not murder caylee. it's that simple. today our system of justice has not dishonored her memory by a false conviction. >> for casey facing four convictions for lying to police and sentence a year in prison, joy. for her family, father and brother accused of molesting to her and her father accused of disposing of the body, silence. i don't know how the anthony family will ever recover from that. >> the crowd that followed the case was stunned and angry. >> oh my gosh, justice for caylee! >> justice denied.
>> we wanted justice for caylee and we're not. >> why the jury chose to acquit, none of them would say. >> my guess is these jurors felt there was reasonable doubt. >> in the end it may have been the physical evidence that undid the prosecution, caylee's body had been missing for too long and decompose today help their case. >> residents of phoenix, arizona are cleaning up after a massive dust storm rolled through. check out the amazing pictures, looks like something out of a disaster movie. the dust cloud reached as high as 10,000 feet. poor visibility made driving dangerous. flights at phoenix airport were grounded for about an hour. arizona has had dust storms before but some longtime residents this one was the worst they've ever seen. that is heck of one there.
>> we posted time lapse video, even more interesting of this phoenix sand storm on abc7news.com if you want to check it out. >> i remember when i was down there. 50 miles wide, i don't remember that. >> and you are in your car and day turns into night. >> yeah. >> big complex of thunderstorms, dust storm that created that haboob. >> i thought you were insuggests someone. >> and look it up -- >> check out my facebook page and twitter, and wick can i peed yeah, terry's favorite word, haboob. >> and checks out the bay east bay hills, mount diablo, blow off the tops of those thunderstorms from southern california moving through the central valley nothing falling
out of them. let's check out temperatures right now, still running in the mid to upper 50s in the east bay valleys with low to mid-60s around mountain view and los gatos. everybody else in the 50s. around the monterey bay we have a lot of cloud cover and temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. it will be sunny around the bay and inland we'll see eventually i'm going step out. not about me. if it was about me. i would stand right here. becoming mostly cloudy overnight and cooler this weekend. some of the warmest weather 92 in dublin and. >> big spread from 72 at berkeley, 76 in oakland to 85 in union city. down in the south bay, we have mid-80s around sunnyvale to milpitas and in between, we'll have 88 in san jose, 78 in
millbrae, low to mid-80s for the rest of the peninsula and low to mid-60s along the coast. as you head into downtown san francisco and sausalito, upper 60s to low 70s. mid to upper 80s around the north bay valleys and about, 25 degrees cooler with low to mid-50s at the beaches. throw mid-70s around the monterey bay and gilroy and morgan hill, mid to upper 90s. day game coliseum, mostly sunny at about 76 at the end of the game. head over to at&t park because we have a nightcap with the giants taking on the padres, it will be partly cloudy, 63 dropping down to 59 degrees. heal in santa rosa, 50s and 60s for the rest of us. we're watching this area of low pressure draw in some of the cooler air and each and every day the sea breeze strengthens, check out the forecast, our
temperatures drop about two to four degrees until saturday and sunday, temperatures are back to where they should be for this time of the year. >> we've got a hot spot in oakland with two separate crashes on 880. first one, approaching 23rd avenue. big rig blocking the two right lanes, second one, southbound 880 at fifth avenue, right lane is blocked. expect a delay if you are making your way along the nimitz this morning. san rafael, live look at lucas valley, those headlights are headed in the southbound direction. lots of cars out there but still moving at the limit as you move down to the golden gate bridge where traffic is flowing freely in both directions, a little foggy but still looking good as you make your way across the span. for the latest traffic go to abc7news.com and click on the bay area traffic link. phoenix has the dust and we have our fog.
>> either way you have visibility. >> they are warning that environmentally friendly gas could damage your vehicle. >> here is jane king. good morning. gasoline you use in your car may end up voiding the warranty on it. that is a warning from ford, chrysler and toyota. they say the environmental protection plan to allow gas to contain 10% ethanol may damage engines. chrysler says the higher content may heard mileage performance. >> today is the lock in the $30 month plan, verizon will switch to charging with how much data you use. sprint is still offering an unlimited plan. >> and president obama asked leaders from both parties to meet to talk about raising the debt ceiling. if they don't reach a deal there is a chance that u.s. could default on its debt. and steinway striking a new cord
offering to buy the company's online music division. the nuclear lab in new mexico is set to reopen today now that the threat of the largest wildfire in history has passed. it has burned more than 121,000 acres but the lab escaped major damage. the town was evacuated last week. residents were allowed back into their homes on sunday. a british tabloid is facing intense scrutiny over allegations some of the reporters hacked into a missing teen's cellphone. she was later found murdered. police realized some of the 13-year-old's messages had been deleted soon after her disappearance and that gave them false hope she was still alive. according to reports they hired investigators to hack into the girl's phone and listen to messages left by her parents and
friends. the prime minister is calling for a police investigation. what i've read in the papers is quite shocking that someone could do this, actually knowing that the police were trying to find this person and trying to find out what had happened. the tabloid has been accused of hacking the phones of high profile politicians and celebrities. >> president obama will hold his first twitter townhall meeting today. he will be answering questions about economy and jobs. jack dorsey will be moderating the event. the company will choose the questions. his answers will be streamed live on the white house website. you can submit your questions using half tag ask obama. >> are you going to do it. >> it's not limited. >> just ahead, the family of
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